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#152 – January 09, 2023

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The Games People Play With Cash Flow

People with limited understanding of business think that business is all about making profits. But those who actually run businesses know that running a business is all about managing cash flows.

Meta-work: Why you're always busy with nothing to show for

There's a sneaky form of distraction. It comes in the form of blog posts, podcasts and Reddit threads. Here's how to avoid it.

Death of the narrator?

Apple has quietly launched a catalogue of books narrated by artificial intelligence in a move that may mark the beginning of the end for human narrators. The strategy marks an attempt to upend the lucrative and fast-growing audiobook market – but it also promises to intensify scrutiny over allegations of Apple’s anti-competitive behaviour.

What’s in a PR statement: LastPass breach explained

The LastPass statement on their latest breach is full of omissions, half-truths and outright lies. I’m providing the necessary context for some of their claims.

How Amazon grew an awkward side project into AWS

Over two decades, AWS has become the ultimate case study in corporate innovation.

Small teams

Patrick Collison has a great list of people quickly accomplishing ambitious things. Inspired by that, I created a page of impressive things accomplished by small teams.

OpenAI discusses tender offer that could value it at $29B

OpenAI, the startup behind ChatGPT, discusses tender offer that could value it at $29B.


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